Solved Wifi on Gateway g6-350 win98

July 9, 2011 at 02:56:38
Specs: Macintosh
Hello everybody,
I just wondered if we could take a usb wifi adapter and put it on my Gateway g6-350 (PII 348 mhz, 64 mb RAM, Graphic Card STB Velocity 128 ), that has only the modem connection, or I need to upgrade to XP ? (If I upgrade to xp I am going to put more RAM ....)
Thank you .

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July 9, 2011 at 16:14:29
Windows 98 will run many wireless cards that require 98SE as long as you install Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5 which includes updated version of MFC42.DLL.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/vc60pro/update/1/w9xnt4/en-us/vc6redistsetup_enu.exe

If it helps I was able to get a Belkin F5D7010 to install and run successfully on Windows 98 First Edition by installing this package. I found this out by trial and error because when I tried installing this card on plain 98 it gave an error about outdated version of MFC42.DLL. I then researched how to get an updated version to run on 98 and found this package.

This is because many wireless cards require an updated version of MFC42.DLL which is included with 98SE. (Do not confuse this; both versions of 98 include MFC42.DLL but that file has multiple versions).

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#1
July 9, 2011 at 03:31:20
That depends on if the adapter supports Windows 98 and doesn't draw more power than a USB 1.1 will provide.

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#2
July 9, 2011 at 05:49:01
I'm sorry I said the wrong question. Do some wifi adapters exist that are compatible with Win98 (Not the 98SE version, the plain 98 version) ? And, it is worth it, with my configuration (CPU : Pentium II 350 Mhz, 64 Mb RAM, 10 Gb of memory, Graphic card STB Velocity 128) ?

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#3
July 9, 2011 at 07:27:14
You will need at least 512MB RAM to get XP to perform reasonably well, so I suspect that is out of the question. Do you have to stick with Win98? There are modern Linux operating systems that are designed to run on low spec machines, if you're willing to take the time to learn how to use them. For example:

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...


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#4
July 9, 2011 at 15:24:27
The hardware/OS requirements should come with the wifi adapter but I doubt it will run on your system as it is now. Most USB stuff that runs on 98 wants 98 SE and I'm sure you'd need more ram and a USB 2.0 card.

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July 9, 2011 at 16:14:29
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Windows 98 will run many wireless cards that require 98SE as long as you install Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5 which includes updated version of MFC42.DLL.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/vc60pro/update/1/w9xnt4/en-us/vc6redistsetup_enu.exe

If it helps I was able to get a Belkin F5D7010 to install and run successfully on Windows 98 First Edition by installing this package. I found this out by trial and error because when I tried installing this card on plain 98 it gave an error about outdated version of MFC42.DLL. I then researched how to get an updated version to run on 98 and found this package.

This is because many wireless cards require an updated version of MFC42.DLL which is included with 98SE. (Do not confuse this; both versions of 98 include MFC42.DLL but that file has multiple versions).

iMac G5 1.8GHz "Hero" PowerPC
2 x 1GB DDR PC3200 SDRAM
160GB WDC WD1600JD-40GBB2
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.8

http://sdfox7.com


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